How to check the activation type and status of Office 2010 installations

Use the following steps to see detailed information about what type of activation your Office 2010 installation us using and what the status of your activation is.

  1. Open an administrative level command prompt.
  2. Navigate to the Office14 folder:
    • 32bit Office on 64bit OS – “cd \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14”
    • 32bit Office on 32bit OS and 64bit Office on 64bit OS – “cd \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14”
  3. Execute “cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus”
  4. Look at “LICENSE NAME” for license type and “LICENSE STATUS” for activation status

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Send better email: Configure SPF and DKIM for Google Apps

Google, like most major email providers, actively works to combat forged email, spam, and scam email. For the most part, their defenses work. Open your Gmail spam folder to see the Google spam fighting team’s work. The vast majority of email there will be spam.

If a legitimate email somehow ends up in spam, select the email, then mark it as “Not Spam”. (This is what’s known as a false positive.) Conversely, if a spam email somehow ends up in your Inbox, select the email, and then mark it as “Spam”. Your changes help improve Gmail’s spam filters. Continue reading

How to setup your own smtp mail server in windows xp

Steps to install the SMTP server

  1. Firstly, from the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. From the left pane, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  4. From the Components list, click Application Server, and then click Details.
  5. From the Sub components of Application Server list, click Internet Information Services (IIS), and then click Details.
  6. From the Sub components of Internet Information Services (IIS) list, select the SMTP Service check box.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Next. You might be prompted for the Windows Server 2003 family CD or the network install path.
  9. Click Finish.

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You receive an error message when you click a hyperlink in Outlook

When you click a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook, you may receive the following error message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

That can happened after you upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Internet Explorer the following registry key may either missing or corrupted:   Continue reading